We have this concept that “all men are created equal” and yes, in this day and age of equal rights, that means women also, thus “all people are created equally,” but we all inherently know that “all people” are not created equal, as some are shorter, taller, smarter, faster, and come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. We are not “all equal” not even close. What we are, at least in this great nation is considered “all equal under the law” supposedly. And even if we sometimes fall down in that lofty promise to ourselves, that is how we’ve chosen to live, and it’s a good thing too.
Now then, if intelligence has so much to do with genetics, then we shouldn’t pretend it doesn’t. Intelligence affects us in many ways. Those who are smarter make on average better decisions, and since life is nothing more than a series of choices, the more wise decisions you make the further you go in your socioeconomic status. Wow, okay so, let’s talk, because there is an interest research paper I’d like to discuss here with you today;
“Socioeconomic Status and Intelligence: Why Test Scores Do Not Equal Merit,” by Jean-Claude Croizet PhD and Marion Dutrevis PhD. DOI: 10.1300/J134v08n03-05. The abstract noted that those students that came from a low socioeconomic status (SES) don’t do as well on standardized tests.
Yes, and we know this is true from research in this field, but then the research paper used a politically correct filter to try to explain why and state; “The implications of these results with regards to the meaning of the relationship between social class and test scores are discussed.”
If poor SES individuals marry and/or have offspring within their own socioeconomic pool in our society, there is a good chance they are there due to having made poor choices in their lives. Since, less intelligent people make poorer choices this would make sense right? If two people who are less intelligent have an offspring the likelihood is that such an offspring will also be in the average to lower IQ range, and therefore we should absolutely expect a gap in intelligent scores between rich and poor and at all levels of the SES ranges. That just stands to reason.
This is not to say that there are not other factors which further jade the score results, just that it only stands to reason the resultants of what we see in these research studies. Don’t shoot the messenger, I am just saying what is. Please consider all this and think on it, meanwhile realize we are all equal under the law in the US, but that’s it really, we can’t make people equal in physical or mental attributes yet, and even if that becomes possible in the future, it isn’t now.
Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on the Future of Education. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net